Emilia Clarke Won't Return for More Terminator Movies

Thursday, 21 April 2016 - 10:24AM
Terminator: Genisys
Thursday, 21 April 2016 - 10:24AM
It looks like Terminator will not be back, or at least not the terrible Genisys version of the franchise. Emilia Clarke has just stated that she won't be back for any further sequels, which seems to confirm that this insane retconned timeline is going the way of the dodo.

Genisys was a huge flop in the U.S., but a decent haul in international markets indicated that there might be sequels coming our way. But then, Paramount pulled the planned sequels from their schedule, and the news broke that they were "on hold indefinitely." This still might have meant that Paramount was just regrouping before getting the ball rolling again, but when asked if she would return for more Terminator sequels, Emilia Clarke was very definitive in her answer:
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"No. Can I say that? It's okay. No. Uh-uh," she told Coming Soon. "But I have some very different roles coming up."
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Although there's a possibility that she just hasn't been informed of any sequels yet, and assumes that they will never happen, most of the actors seem pretty disengaged from the franchise at this point. At a recent Doctor Who Wizard World panel, Matt Smith jokingly chose "Skynet" as his answer for which of his characters he'd like to have over for dinner. When David Tennant didn't know what he meant, Smith just said, "Don't ask."

This still probably doesn't mean that the Terminator franchise is dead (even if it maybe should be, aside from a Sarah Connor Chronicles reboot), since movie studios definitely know a potential cash cow when they see one. But it might join the ranks of Terminator 3 and Terminator Salvation as sequels that are essentially ignored and treated as non-canonical by future movies. Serves it right for retconning all of the Terminator movies we actually liked.
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